How to Travel on a Special Diet

Having food allergies doesn’t mean you need to forgo travel, even to exotic ports of call. My blogging friend, The Anxious Traveler, shares great tips for how to make it work with dietary restrictions and special needs.

Happy 2014, friends. Let the adventure and travels begin!

The Anxious Traveler

Lactose intolerance.  Gluten-free diets.  Low-sodium diets. Any one of dozens of food allergies… and more.   Plenty of us are on a special diet or have restrictions on what we can eat, often for medical reasons.   Some people won’t even go on long trips abroad because they’re justifiably worried that a meal could send them to the hospital — or leave them stranded in the bathroom of the Holiday Inn.  One thing is for sure: anxiety over what we eat far from home isn’t limited to concerns about food poisoning or an upset stomach.  If you find that eating abroad causes you a lot of stress, you might find the following tips helpful.

Research local dishes before you go.  Part of the highlight of going to places like South Africa, Peru, or Mongolia is to try different food — and your food allergy or diet restriction threaten to hamper your…

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